When does ones’ patience run out? As the guy in a comment said on LaShawn Barber's blog, “why should I have to press “1” for English?”
We live in one of the most affluent countries on the planet. We have a diverse population. We are a country of immigrants, and the families who have generated from those immigrants. But, the influx of illegal immigrants is becoming a problem. They don’t seem to want to learn English, which makes it a problem here. Instead of requiring them to learn our language, the government is giving into them by requiring our people on public jobs to learn their language or giving jobs to Spanish-speaking people (whether they meet the requirements or not) so they can take care of the needs of these illegals.
We call our bank or other establishments, only to be met with ‘Press One for English’. Every grocery store now has put in a section catering only to the Spanish-speaking illegals. The food boxes are saturated with Spanish and English terms. Most every thing you buy comes with a manual for instructions in both English and Spanish. You call a company for help on a certain item only to be met with someone who has little or no understanding of the English language.
One thing puzzles me. When other immigrants come legally from other countries, we don’t publish manuals in their language – they learn English, if they don’t already know it. We don’t have a special number to push on our phones to make it easier for people with other language barriers to make it easier for them. We don’t load down our cereal boxes and other food boxes/cans with French or a number of other languages, of which there are many of those immigrants in this country? Why? They have come to America to adapt to our culture. They make it a rule to want to become full-pledged Americans, learn the language and fit in. They don’t want us to adapt to them, or do things the way they were done in their country. Quite the contrary; they came in order to change! Why aren’t the Hispanics doing the same?
The answer: the government! Our government is now pushing for amnesty for all the illegal Hispanics in our country – those who came via the ‘back door’…….across the border without papers.
- Will Congress grant Amnesty without calling it that?
- Will Congress turn it's back on you when it comes to Amnesty?
Sure, we are a country of immigrants. But, it took hard work for most of them to become citizens. We have rules and regulations, but everyone isn’t following them. Again, ‘what is good for the goose is good for the gander’, or is it? Seems one gets away with anything, while the other might be deported or put in jail for similar acts. If a person wants to come to America for the right reasons, then he or she would want to go through the right channels. But, these people are seeing the ‘good life’ across the border and want to take it for their own, disregarding how long it might have taken others to get where they are in life.
There are poor people (citizens, I might add) who do not get the free help and free care these illegals are getting from our government. I read yesterday where a woman has given birth to her third child in a hospital out west, because they don’t turn away the pregnant illegal woman. This gives the illegal a sure way of getting what they want for nothing. They aren’t going to give up a chance for freebies! Why would they? There’s no need to give up money or have insurance, if you can find a hospital that does every thing for free for you. But, I am sure it would not be that way, if you and I, as American citizens, were to go there!
If the government continues on the way it is going, giving into the illegals’ demands, you may find yourself one day listening to an entirely different message. You may hear, “For English, press one.” How does that sound to you? Does it bother you as much as the American flag being flown upside down with an upright Mexican flag? Check out the picture over on LaShawn Barber's blog
and see what you think about what is going on in our country by the people are government is trying to appease. Do you want to live in their culture? If not, we need to wake up and wake up fast!
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